Hike the Larches – September 16-21, 2018

Hike the Larches – September 16-21, 2018

This week long adventure is based out of Nipika, with daily hikes into some of the amazing alpine that is above the resort.

Date:

Monday September 16 – Friday September 21, 2018

Description

Nipika Mountain Resort is nestled beside Kootenay National Park, with the Kootenay River flowing past. In the fall the larch trees turn fire yellow and begin to lose their needles. We plan to hike through these pastures of brilliant colour in the
otherwise solid green mountainside forests.
Our Hike to the Larches adventure includes 5 nights at Nipika. Each day we will head into the mountains on a day hike, retuning to Nipika in the afternoon for a sauna, a delicious dinner and a comfortable night in the custom log chalets. Our base is Nipika Mountain Resort – a lovely eco-lodge on the shore of the river. All buildings are hand crafted with logs from the site. Completely off the grid, the Resort has its own hydro electric system, running water and heated accommodations. There are 50 miles of trails. Anyone who is reasonably fit for their age can enjoy this trip. You won’t be carrying a heavy pack – just what you need for the day. We will adjust pace and length of the day hikes to meet the interests and needs of the group.

Itinerary

Day 1

Check-in 4:00 pm, group dinner and evening orientation after a pleasant hike around Nipika

Day 2

Group breakfast and a pack lunch and bag then out to head to Assiniboine Lake for the first hike. Return to Nipika for a relaxing evening with a delicious meal and a warm sauna.

Day 3

Group breakfast and a pack lunch and bag then out to head to Ralph Lake for the Second hike. Return to Nipika for a relaxing evening with a delicious meal and a warm sauna.

Day 4

Group breakfast and a pack lunch and bag then out to head to Marvel Pass for the third hike of the week. Return to Nipika for a relaxing evening with a delicious meal and a warm sauna.

Day 5

Group breakfast then it is time to pack up and head home.

Included

•Guides- 5:1 ratio
•Accommodation
• 5 nights at Nipika Lodge – ‘family style,’ log cabin or main lodge, mostly double occupancy
• meals at Nipika – dinner Day 1 to Day 6 breakfast
• excellent trail lunches and snacks on day trips, Days 2 – 5
• wine with dinners
•Safety Equipment
•first aid, safety, rescue and repair kits
•Transportation
• shuttles between Nipika and the hikes if necessary
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to and from the expedition.
Not Included
• Personal clothing and gear – a recommended clothing & equipment list will be provided
• Travel between your home and Nipika
• Optional shuttle between Calgary Airport and Nipika – $125 each way
• Any hotel accommodation or meals other than those listed above
• Souvenirs, purchases of a personal nature, etc.
• Any additional expenses or costs incurred as a result of delays to the trip caused by factors beyond our control – i.e. weather, water levels, flight delays, etc.
• Any costs associated with your emergency evacuation from the trip – insurance may be purchased through our office (recommended)
• Gratuities

Cost –  $1,550.00 + tax

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Don’t miss out on a great adventure!